While Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was an astounding end to a beloved franchise, does it deserve the prestige of being named Best Picture of the year? Well, Warner Bros. sure thinks so. They have gone all out in their campaign to get nods from the Academy for a nomination. Now according to Variety,
“Warners will ‘absolutely, hands-down, across-the-board’ push the last installment of Harry Potter hoping Academy members will consider a vote for Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as a wider nod to the entire franchise, a notion that very much helped propel Return of the King to Oscar glory.”
While it may assuredly claim a nomination, it seems a bit of a stretch to assume that they will take Best Picture. It will surely sweep a good many other nominations in the categories for visual effects, art direction, editing, sound and other technical categories. Warner Bros. wishes to attain notoriety for this last film in the Harry Potter franchise the way Lord of the Rings managed to take Best Picture for their last film, Return of the King.
I must say that I liked the last film, but I never saw it as anything that could hold a candle to what Return of the King did for the end of franchise/trilogy. Harry Potter was touching and made my eyes water a little bit, but did not deliver pure awesome sauce oozing from its theatrical pores.
What do you all think about Deathly Hallows Part 2 being pushed for Best Picture? Do you think it has a chance of winning?